Problem: Which of the following solvents can not be used with (CH3)3COK? a. (CH3CH2)2O b. (CH3)3COHc. H2O d. Liquid NH3 e. None of these

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(CH3)3COK is known as potassium t-butoxide which is a great bulky base used for E2 reactions. E2 reactions prefer 

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Which of the following solvents can not be used with (CH3)3COK? 

a. (CH3CH2)2

b. (CH3)3COH

c. H2

d. Liquid NH3 

e. None of these

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